New jobs for the City of Dunfermline have been celebrated at the official opening of Dunfermline Simplypay office. Six new jobs have been created – with the promise of more to come – at the launch of their new Worldpay partnership
Simplypay is a Dunfermline based card payments provider, and registered service provider with Visa and MasterCard – providing Card Payment Terminals, EPOS Systems, and E-Commerce Solutions. The new office at Broomhead Drive was opened by Fife Provost Jim Leishman and City of Dunfermline Depute Convener Gordon Pryde on 31 August.
The business was started in 2020 by young entrepreneur Louis King (now 22), who had experience working in the payments industry and seen there was a niche available for a service led payments provider – knowing most of the banks and acquirers were closed due to lockdown.
Louis King – Owner and Operations Director – and Kerry Shoemark – Head of People, Learning and Development – said: “Simplypay was founded at the peak of the pandemic whilst the world stood still to offer local support to merchants who struggled to navigate the payments world. Two years down the line and we are growing at an exponential pace, partnering with the world’s largest payments acquirer, Worldpay from FIS to enable our growth through delivering innovative solutions to our customers and delivering on our promise of local support channels. It was great to have Councillors Leishman and Pryde with us as we officially open our new Dunfermline office, creating six new jobs to help boost the local economy during these tough times.”
Fife Provost Jim Leishman and Depute Convener of the City of Dunfermline Gordon Pryde said: “It was a pleasure to be in attendance at this local business’ office opening, and to meet Louis and his team as they seek to grow their business locally. It was very interesting to hear of their plans to create a further 10 jobs locally within the next year as they grow rapidly throughout Scotland and the UK”.
Luke Cromack, Senior Partnerships Manager at Worldpay from FIS, said: Simplypay is a prime example of our ideal partner – an independent sales organisation and local business dedicated to supporting other local businesses growth through innovative solutions. Louis and the team are very experienced at what they do and we are proud to be working in partnership with them as they grow.”